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“a hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grottino

Grottino
9/10 Sukhumvit Soi 19 | Soi Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
02-2536024
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Ranked #540 of 7,821 restaurants in Bangkok
Cuisines: Swiss
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“a hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

As other reviewers have said this restaurant not easy to find. It sits in a small alley directly behind the Robinsons department store Sukhumvit Road. It is well worth a little sidetrip, and my wife and i try to go at least once on every trip to Bangkok . We were taken there originally by some German friends a couple of years ago. The style is home cooking with a Swiss/German bias, the menu is simple with some variety offered with daily specials.The quality, though, is first rate. For me its the kind of restaurant you want as your local, good food, generous portions ,a little old style and always reliable. It is also a bakery and expect a basket of wonderful fresh baked bread with your meal. Well worth a visit and a true hidden gem in Bangkok!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best typical German Swiss Restaurant of Bangkok”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

Although my review title my be a bit overstated, I went twice to the place on my last bangkok trip and it was totally worth it!

Pros:
Delicious german/swiss food, especially the fondue! La vraie fondue fribourgeoise!
Good bread and some salted-butter to go with: yummy!
Try the italian white wine, quite fruity and young
Very nice owner, caring about customer satisfaction.
Location is central
We thought it was correctly priced

Cons:
Decoration could be better: the "cave-style" decoration outside is quite lame
The place is in a kind of back-alley

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Where the Swiss expats meet for typical Swiss/German food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

Grottino located in the first Soi behind Robinson department store offers Swiss specialities like e.g. cheese fondue and other perfectly prepared Swiss/German dishes. The service staff is friendly but their English language skills are weak, and their attitude is not to disturb the guests so don’t expect to be asked for another drink. However, one of the owners is always at hand if guests require translation skills. There is an outdoor section for the smokers and the mostly Swiss regulars have their own round table there to discuss politics, business and other important issues. The owners operate a hotel and a bakery in the same building.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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